Alabama

No death penalty for man jailed 10 years awaiting trial

FILE-In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Chrycynthia Davis, mother of Kharon Davis, poses for a portrait inside the doorway of her home while holding a poster she made for her son during an interview for the Associated Press, in Dothan, Ala. Kharon Davis was 22-years-old when he was arrested on a capitol murder charge in 2007 and booked into the Houston County Jail. Alabama prosecutors said Monday, March 27, 2017, they will not seek the death penalty against Davis who has been jailed for nearly 10 years while he awaits trial. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

FILE-In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, Chrycynthia Davis, mother of Kharon Davis, poses for a portrait inside the doorway of her home while holding a poster she made for her son during an interview for the Associated Press, in Dothan, Ala. Kharon Davis was 22-years-old when he was arrested on a capitol murder charge in 2007 and booked into the Houston County Jail. Alabama prosecutors said Monday, March 27, 2017, they will not seek the death penalty against Davis who has been jailed for nearly 10 years while he awaits trial. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)  (The Associated Press)

Alabama prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a man who has been jailed for nearly 10 years while he awaits trial.

Kharon Davis has been held without bail in the Houston County Jail since his arrest in 2007. He is accused of killing Pete Reeves of Dothan. Davis has maintained he is innocent.

A prosecutor with the Alabama attorney general's office filed the notice in court Monday saying the state won't seek the death penalty. The filing did not state a reason.

Davis was charged with capital murder because prosecutors said the shooting occurred during a robbery. Davis' supporters have argued there was no evidence to support that charge.

The trial, now scheduled for September, has been delayed multiple times.

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This story has been corrected to show that Davis was arrested in 2007, not 2017